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Timeless stories from our 172-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
By Ralph Nader, from Return to Sender, a collection of 115 unanswered letters Nader sent to George W. Bush and Barack Obama between 2000 and 2015, out this month from Seven Stories Press.…
A father and son’s story
A European human rights court hands down the first binding decision against Bush-era rendition techniques
A golden age for the freelance soldier
“Snowflake” memos by Donald Rumsfeld, written during his 2001–2006 tenure as U.S. secretary of defense, from among nearly 2,000 documents he released in February. “Snowflake” is the term Rumsfeld used…
By Andrew J. Bacevich, in the August 15 issue of Commonweal. Bacevich is a professor of international relations at Boston University and the author, most recently, of The Limits of…